Delights of the great outdoors - like trout fishing and gold fossicking - are major drawcards of this delightful, mountain village down near Cooma in the south of NSW. Actually, at 1080m, Nimmitabel is one of Australia’s highest towns. The town has some interesting old buildings, some of them connected directly to early German settler John Geldmacher. His legacy lives on through the flour mill and Geldmacher House, part of which used to accommodate the Commercial Hotel and which is now the Nimmitabel Heritage Centre. It is said that Geldmacher built the impressive flour mill tower virtually single-handedly between 1865 and 1872. The town's first communal well still stands on the corner of the Snowy Mountain Highway and Bentley Street, not far from the Tudor Inn which began serving beer as an alternative to water in 1891. The village is surrounded by trout streams famous for their mayfly hatches and the big trout which rise to them. And there’s gold in them thar streams, too, especially in the Kybeyan River to the north-east and a place called Mowitt Swamp.